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Summer Internship


If you want to taste what it feels like to work in one of the largest water companies in the UK, Scottish Water’s Summer Internship programme is a great start! Our Summer Internship scheme welcomes talents from all disciplines including Science, Engineering, Technology and Asset Management.

During this three-month paid placement, you will support key business areas on innovative projects and work methods to deliver an excellent service to our customers. This means that you will undertake a real job within a team of highly-skilled professionals; who will encourage you to apply your studies and challenge yourself to develop practical skills relevant to your future career and get most out of this experience.

Duration and locations

Scottish Water’s Summer Internships run for 12 weeks commencing in June and take place in a number of locations throughout Scotland.


  1. Tailored learning and development plan
  2. Competitive Salary
  3. 37 days of holiday per year (pro-rata, including public holidays)

Entry requirements

  1. Penultimate year student on track to achieving a 2:2 degree in a related discipline
  2. Highly motivated, flexible and adaptable
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and customer focus
  4. Willingness to learn and develop your skills
  5. Working understanding of Microsoft Office applications
  6. Job-specific requirements

Get started

Our selection process is designed to explore your skills, thought processes and behaviours in a range of different scenarios. We do this because it’s vital that we make the correct decisions for you and for us. This can be the beginning of a great career at Scottish Water.

1. Online application

Applying online is easy and will not take you long:

  1. Go to our current vacancies page and click on the title of the role that you wish to apply for:
  2. Upload your CV or LinkedIn profile and cover letter;
  3. Answer a few questions about your skills, experience and what you would bring to Scottish Water;
  4. Revise your application to make sure you touch on everything we ask;

Our team will carefully review your application and will email you the status of your application.

2. Online ability test and video interview

If your application is short listed, we will invite you to complete an online ability test and a video interview.

The ability test will assess whether you meet the role-specific abilities stated at the job advert.

The online video interview combines questions related to your aspirations, education and professional experience. The next step is for us to thoroughly review your answers and email you whether or not you are eligible for the next stage.

3. Personal interview

If you successfully pass the online phase, you will be invited to a face-to-face interview at our premises. Here, you will be able to tell us more about you, your aspirations and how you would fit our business. You will also find out more about our Internships and Scottish Water.

Prepare the interview by spending some time considering the qualities relevant to the job that you have gained from your experiences and achievements.

After this final phase, we will let you know whether or not we are offering you a position at Scottish Water within four weeks and throughout the process we will reimburse reasonable travelling costs.

Good luck!